The Scandalous Freddie McEvoy

Frank Walker recounts the extraordinary true story of Freddie McEvoy’s ability to live large in a post-war, post-depression world without visible means of support.

Women Kind

As Kirstin Ferguson and Catherine Fox write in their new book, 2017 and 2018 have seen “the biggest global reboot of the women’s rights movement…

A Shrink in the Clink: Crazy Tales of Criminal Sin and Jail Psychology

Criminal psychologist Tim Watson-Munro doesn’t hold back in his latest book.

Who is Michael Ovitz?

This autobiography of one of Hollywood’s most powerful agents, Michael Ovitz, is a satisfying collection of anecdotes about film and business deals.

The Four Flash Points: How Asia Goes to War

In The Four Flashpoints: How Asia goes to War, ANU academic Brendan Taylor sets out a confronting account of the geopolitical forces constantly at play…

Radical Heart

Shireen Morris’ new book, Radical Heart, is a revealing take on how modern Australia must remain committed to reconciliation for the sake of the country’s…

The House

Helen Pitt’s The House offers a potted history of Sydney from the mid-1950s through to the mid-1970s set against the construction of the Opera House.

No friend but the mountains

Since 2013, Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani has been in limbo on Manus Island. He was sent there after he tried to reach our shores by…

A zero waste life

Self-described ‘accidental environmentalist’ Anita Vandyke had it all – a rocket scientist qualification, a well-paying corporate job as a manager in a large engineering firm,…

Inside the Lindt Café siege

It’s almost four years since Man Haron Monis took 18 hostages in Sydney’s Lindt Café so you may wonder what else can be written about…